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Music Mix: Mariah & Malbec Music

November’s music mix is inspired by music legend Mariah Carey‘s new release Caution, AND the fact that I always picture her with a glass of wine in her hand (NO SHADE). While I don’t necessarily consider myself a “Lamb”, I certainly recognize and respect greatness when I see and experience it.  The Mariah & Malbec Music…

Music Mix: Pretty Wicked Things

Halloween is right around the block, and it’s time for festive costume parties, gross candy corn, and all things pumpkin spice. In honor of these American traditions, I decided to share a collection of Halloween-inspired tracks that will get you ready for adult trick-or-treatin’. October’s playlist, Pretty Wicked Things, includes a mix of old Halloween favorites like…

Is There a Responsibility to Make Socially Conscious Music?

This past week, everyone has been up in arms about Nike’s new ad that features Colin Kaepernick as the spokesperson.  Nike’s ad has reignited the controversy surrounding Kaepernick’s choice in 2016 to kneel during the US National Anthem in protest of racial injustice.  In the new ad campaign, Kaepernick is quoted saying, “Believe in something,…

Dope Aural: The August Underground

If you’re reading this, I’m willing to bet that you are somewhat social media-savvy and have heard all about the controversial antics surrounding the roll-out of Nicki Minaj’s latest album Queen.   We are still vibing to tracks from Drake’s album Scorpion that continues to control the airwaves and streaming spins.  The rest of August’s music landscape has been…

BUP Remembers: Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018 The undisputed “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin, passed away in her home on Thursday, August 16, 2018 ending her battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76. Throughout her 60+ year musical career, Franklin gifted the world with hits such as “Do Right Woman- Do Right Man”,…

Dope Aural: July’s Coolest Records

The summer thus far has been ripe with new music from Black artists, and July has definitely offered some great sounds to vibe to.  Check out this list of R&B, hip-hop, jazz, gospel and dancehall albums/EPs that you may have missed this month.  Just click the album art and take a listen to find your new fave.   Jade…

Music Mix: Sunglasses & Sangrias

Soundtracks of summertime always remind me of vacations, family reunions, day parties, and amazing experiences with family and friends.  Every summer, we vibe to the infectious music of the moment, and we hear classics that remind us of years past.  This month, we share our midsummer jam, Sunglasses & Sangrias.   “Sitting with your friends…